Pain from sneezing?

I’ve been sick for the past week, and for the past 2 days, I’ve been having sneezing fits. Very often, when I sneeze (especially if I sneeze a few times in a row), I get a burning pain in my shoulders and elbows. Also, sometimes for a few seconds after the sneeze, my skin gets super-sensitive, as if I’d been lit on fire.

I’ve polled my friends and family, and about 1/3 of them have experienced this…the other 2/3’s don’t have a clue what I’m talking about.

Does anyone know causes this pain? Does anyone else go through this? Is there a way to make it stop?

I get the same thing from time to time. I always assumed that the force of the sneeze compressed a nerve bundle, kind of like hitting your funnybone.

[Kindergarten Cop]It might be a tumor.[/Kindergarten Cop]

“It’s not a tumor.”

And I, too, have some very painful sneezing fits.

I sometimes get a pain in my chest when I sneeze. It feels like what I assume a heart attack feels like.

I asked my doctor about it. He didn’t go into detail but he did say it had nothing to do with my heart.

Hmmm, no pain upon sneezing but I do get a pain in my heart (that’s what it feels like, anyway) just from breathing sometimes. Being stabbed with a red-hot dagger couldn’t hurt any worse. Thankfully, as long as I don’t breathe for a few moments, it usually goes away.

I did check with a doctor once. He said it was “growing pains.” Perhaps I should have been flattered that he didn’t realize I stopped growing 20 years ago.

I get this pretty much every time I am about to, currently am, or recently was sick.

I sneeze and every joint in my body (including where my ribs connect to my sternum) feels like it just came apart. My skin tingles. It usually passes quickly, though.

sneezing or coughing, I get something like this. Like someone hit you in the stomach with a train or something.